I I I Tonight Junior Prom THE Winter Carnival Next Weekend Vol. II No. 13 State Teachers College, Fitchburg January 29, 1937 CARNIVAL QUEEN This year's Winter Carni- val Queen will be chosen by ballot at the assembly next Thursday under the direction of The Mohawks. Nominations for carnival queen should be made in writing to the Carnival Chairman, Andrew Owens. WINTER CARNIVA! BEING PLANNED The program for the annual Winter Carnival to be held next week is announced tentatively as follows: Thursday Feb. 4, 8 P. M. Mohawk play, "Murder on the Campus" Friday Feb. 5, afternoon Recreational and exhibition skating Evening, Carnival Ball Saturday afternoon Hockey, St. Anselm's, pending Evening, Basketball, Alumni, pending Something new and novel is in store for the Women's Athletic Association on Saturday, Febru- ary 13, when a bus wil take any or ALL of the girls to East Jaf- frey, New Hampshire, for a day of skiing, skating, and sliding. Ellen Dormin is chairman of the committee for the outing, and is being assisted by E. Funiole, H. Ridgeway, A. M o 1 a g h a n, E. Leonard, A. Clifford, H. Nor- tenen, and R. Hughes. ,s III Readiness For Junior Promenade Tonight DOL BRISSETTE BRIDGEWATER 43. F. T. C. 21. IN SPIRITED GAME In a game marked by fast and sometimes rough action, the Fitchburg basketball team suffer- ed a severe set-back at the hands of the Bridgewater club at Bridgewater, Wednesday evening by the score of 43 to21. The superior height of the home team had the scrappy, smaller boys from Fitchburg at a decid- ed disadvantage during the en- tire game. In the scoring column, Augus- tine was high man for the night with eight shots from all angles of the floor for 16 points. Ray Creamer was in his usual posi- tion as high scorer for Fitchburg with four from the floor and two (Continued On Page Four) DOL BRISSETTE TO PLAY FOR SOCIAL HIGHLIGHT OF SEASON Tonight the Junior Promenade, the leading social event in the school year, will be held in the school library. The Committee for the formal has been working and planning strenuously for the past few weeks under the supervision of their General Chairman, Matty Godek, and everyone is certain that it will be a big success. Chairmen and members of the various committees are, as fol- lows: Music: Vincent Glennon, Ernest Savoy, Mary Hamilton. Decorations: Ruth Macey, Mil- ton Jeffrey, Florence Lovell, (Continued On Page Three) "MURDER ON THE CAMPUS" THIS THURSDAY EVENING - The date of the play "Murder on the Campus" has been changed to Thursday, February 4, because the original day fell within the lenten season. Coming as it does on Thursday, this year's play will open the Winter Carnival, breaking with the tradition that the carnival play should come on Saturday evening. The advance in the date of production has placed an extra burden on a cast and stage crew already hard at work t* offer a sterling performance. Page Two THE STICK January 29, 1937 THE STICK Editorial Staff Editor-in-Chief Donald Lytle Associate Editor Andrew Owens News Editor Adah Parker Feature Editor __ Lawrence Buttrick Sports Editors Helen McCauliff Emille Comeau Business Manager Shop Foreman _. Kenneth Ladner Clifford Feindel EDITORIAL The Stick is not an ordinary newspaper whose owners are en- titled to the liberty of the press. The faculty or student body have no justification or authority to publish a newspaper containing political opinions and personal criticisms. Still less has the staff of The Stick, which does not own The Stick, the right to do so. The public rightly holds the administration responsible for what appears in the student pub- lications. Every time a breach of propriety occurs in it, letters and complaints come in to the Pres- ident, and his associates. Everyone knows that apart from the college this paper has no reason at all for its existence. It continues because of the col- lege, and usefulness to the college in its function. THE JOY OF BEING EDITOR Getting out this little paper is no picnic. If we print jokes people say we are silly; If we don't they say we are too serious If we clip things from other magazines, We are too lazy to write them ourselves; It escapes my memory just who said it, but I read in last week's news that an English- man's comment of American writer's was that they were not cynical and satirical enough. My name is English and I'm an American and, although I'm not a writer, I'm going to try to be both cynical and satirical just to refute that statement. If anyone should innocently be offended, I beg to be forgiven. Life is the predicament which precedes death. If the preceding statement be true, what would you consider 18 'years of school the preparation for? One mem- ber of our student body voiced an opinion which I consider quite in keeping with the un- voiced opinions of the remainder of the student body in relation to this question of preparation. He said that he wished that he could keep on going to school indefi- nitely and thus postpone the inevitable hour when he must get out and hustle for a living. My comment would be that too many teachers of youths in this state of ours have this same view-point and, hence, are allow- ed to half-heartedly leach the innocent pupils. AIMLESS THOUGHTS: Shrews- bury is ray nomination for the If we don't we are too fond of our own stuff. If we don't print contributions, We don't appreciate true genius; If we do print them the mag- azine is filled with junk. If we make a change in the other person's write-up we are too critical, If we don't we are asleep. Now like as not someone will say, We printed this last year — WE DID. leading town in Worcester Coun- ty—Who moved ASH WEDNES- DAY ahead one week to the consternation of the Social Com- mittee? — Incidentally, what has happened to the Winter Carnival? Will the Carnival Queen be dressed appropriately or definite- ly not? — I'm still partial to pug Irish noses — I know of a lass who once said, "I'm really not hun- gry." and meant it — I like the precise accurateness of the Ger- man — Why must the reputation which precedes a man usually be untrue? — What do the words ORGANIZATION and ADMIN- ISTRATION mean to some people — Any P. A. man will tell you that a surface which has been' shellaced has been finished. I recently was talking to two future comedians who attend the Junior High. The topic of con- versation was the basketball game of the preceding Saturday night. They inquired as to the final score, and when I told them one immediately replied, "Boy, what a shellacing!" Where-upon the other disciple of Ed Wynn counter-attacked with, "What do you mean shellacing? I'd call that a darn good finishing." PEOPLE WORTH MEETING: The lad who made arrange- ments for ten other fellows to go to the Prom — The home-bred boy who has thawed out con- siderably since January first — A charming dairy-maid who doesn't work in Fitchburg — The reticent sophomore who is mak- ing the rounds with local town- gals — My brother whom I sus- pect of occassionally crossing me in our native city; he also gets my bills but then won't pay them. The Junior High Council composed of presidents and vice- presidents of each room is work- ing on a handbook to be given out in September. This book will be printed in the school print shop under the direction of Clifford Feindel. January 29, 1937 THE STICK Page Three MR. HAMMOND STARTS NEW SHOP COURSES Many favorable comments have been made concerning the home mechanics course offered in he Practical Arts department under the direction of Mr. Hammond. The shop, which is located in the Junior high school, has been remodeled and repainted by the freshmen P. A. class. Mr. Ham- mond started this week on his program which he has divided into several units. They are: electrical appliance repair, plumb- ing repair jobs, wallpaper hang- ing, glass cutting, textile stain removing, cement work, sharp- ening kitchen utensils, repairing broken window cords, refinishing furniture, and household hints. Each student is required to make out a teaching unit which could be used in a junior and senior high school home mechanic course. He is taught the organiza- tion and administration of home mechanics, as well as related in- formation necessary for work in the shop. He is guided by the use of job sheets and instruction sheets. A shop library is main- tained for the use of the students. Other useful things taught in the shop are linoleum cutting and fitting, cane and reed work, and upholstery. In a year or two it is expected that a course will be offered to upper classmen dealing with maintenance work as required of shop instructors in the field. There have been many addi- tions to the equipment of the shop the most noticeable of which is a section of a house built by the sophomore woodworking class It is to be used for demonstrating wallpaper hanging, door and win- dow work, and other work per- taining to the side of a house. STUDENTS COMMENCE PRACTICE TEACHING Miss Fiske, teacher of home economics at the Junior High School, who has been ill for several days has resumed her teaching duties. A new group of students began their practice teaching in the training schools Monday. Teaching in the elementary schools will be done primarily by the supervisors assisted by seniors who have elected train- ing, and by junior J4 students. This is ""because of the change from the E3 system, wherein training came in the senior year, to the E4 system, where training will come in the last half of the junior and the first half of the senior year. The training assignmemts are as follows: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Mr. Clark Charles Minnich Mr. Knowles Dorothy Dolan Everett MacDonald Mr. Healy John Lavelle Mary Clark Mrs. Simmons Adah Parker Miss Cunningham Bradley Leonard Miss White Marion Burwick Composite Shop Francis Rudenauer Printing Clifford Feindel Woodwork Emille Comeau Metal Shop Claude Lacouture Drawing Milton Jeffrey Claude Lacouture EDGERLY SCHOOL Miss Wingate Amelia Gallucci Miss Johnson *Martha Gay Mrs. Smith Alice Donnellan DILLON SCHOOL Miss Gearan *Donald McCaffrey Miss Mahoney *Corinne Johnson Miss McConnell * Catherine Garvey Mrs. Karlson *Thelma Parker College Group Assigments In Other Schools Gardner H. S. Thomas Keresey No. Grafton Jr. High Francis Ford Marlboro H. S. Lewis Weslowe Leominster H. S. Thomas Kelly Robert Arnott ""Indicates elective teaching. BENNY WONDERS -£- ^5' b tlU M^ Ce\ui There is a chance that the girls have discovered that I am irre- sistible. Perhaps I just have "it". It may be my popularity, or perhaps it is my good looks, because I know it isn't my imag- ination. I have been in seclusion since September waiting for some girl to seem glad to see me. I thought I had waited in vain until right after our Christmas vacation. Yes, since then every time I turn around or walk through the tunnel- there waiting for me to pass is a very beautiful girl. Yes, you probably know her, because she isn't just one girl, but a whole flock of them. She is the one to say "Hello-oo- ow" and of course I let my chest expand just a little as I answer. Why, there are dozens of pretty girls that are ever so pleased to know that I am feeling fine. I knew that if I was to be such an attraction to the girls, I must do something in return, so last week I shaved, combed my hair, and even changed my stockings. I wonder if I should raise a mustache? I can't under- stand it. I haven't money, nor a car, in fact about the only thing I own is a tux. Sa-aa-aay! I wonder when the junior's have their prom. — Benny Junior Prom Tonight (Continued From Page One) Sipri Tastula, Marion Burwick, Adah Parker, Edward Busby, Amelia Galucci, George King, Claude Lacouture, Andrew Ow- ens, and Walter Wasink. Refreshments: Mary Hamer, Mary Hoffman, Mary Clark, Lucille Dolliver, Eva Leonard, Marion Burwick, Ruby Gage, and June Maroni. Ushers: Arline Mologhan. Bids and Favors: Paul Waring and Dorothy Dolan, Bradley Leonard and Frances Mori arty. Page Four THE STICK January 29. 1937 Campus Chatter You sure timed it right, didn't you Hazel? Some of the Millerites would like to borrow Henry's gown for the prom. What was the big shakeup in Miller Hall for? Creamer doesn't lose all his energy on the basketball' floor. Some think that the Mohawks were giving a dress rehearsal Stunt Night. Don't you believe it! We hear that someone takes Sommes serionsly. Who are the fellows who sec- onded the motion and then vot- ed against it. Who's running the Junior Prom; The Juniors or the Faculty? Why must we have favoritism shown in the dining hall. At the change of season's, Rudy cleans out a certain faculty member's closet! Why is it that certain members of the faculty have to be invited to class functions? Motto for the week: — Sometimes trash won't fill up bottomless pits. Bridgewater 43, F. T. C. 21 (Continued From Page One) from the foul stripe for a total of 10 points. Coach McDowel 1 started a revamped line-up, but had to change it because of personal fouls on his players. Creamer showed himself to be an all around player by starting as forward and finishing up in his usual position as guard. The rest of the boys put up a good fight with Daniels in the midst of the fray most of the time, but they could not. seem to put the ball in that so elusive opening called the basket. In the preliminary game the Coons lost to the Bridgewater J. V. by the score of 16 to 12. 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